Rajasthan, the land of kings, is the place where many brave Rajputs were born and warriors were immortalized. As it is known for its royal lifestyle, Rajasthan Tourism offers you numerous ways to make you feel like a monarch.Apart from introducing yourself with the glorious history, there are a number of hotels and forts that can show you a glimpse of Rajputana life. Rajasthan breathes royalty! Therefore, here are some of the best places which should be in your wish-list if you have a desire to experience a princely life.
- Rajasthan Royal on wheels
What if you could see the charm of Rajasthan’s royalty in a train journey? Rajasthan Royal is a brilliant creation of Rajasthan tourism that lets people visit all the significant sites of the state. It is a seven days tour that commences from Delhi, having various stops at Jodhpur, Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Ranthambore, Jaipur, Khajuraho, Varanasi, and Agra.
Even though it costs a lot of money, the hospitality and luxurious facilities you get are worth spending every penny. Thus, it is not merely a train journey but the king’s life which you get to live for a week.
- Jaisalmer Fort, Jaisalmer
Standing atop the deserted hill of the golden land, Jaisalmer Fort is a symbol of Rajasthan’s glorious heritage. Also known as Sonar Quila, this magnificent creation of old-time architects will leave you speechless. Moreover, this majestic premise is one of the largest and ‘living’ forts in the world where, nearly, a 1/4th population of the old city still resides.
The fort is the second fort to be built in Rajasthan. It had the entire city within itself. Imagine the massiveness! The history of Jaisalmer Fort not only boasts of its royalty but also speaks a lot about the daily lives of people who once lived in its vicinity.
- Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jodhpur
Umaid Bhawan Palace is the home to erstwhile royal family and, now, the sixth largest resident of the world. Situated on the Chittar hill, the highest point of the place, this heritage building offers an exotic view of the magnificent blue city from every corner.
Surrounded by lush green gardens, the palace spreads over the vicinity of 26 acres. Today, it has become a favourite spot for couples to have their destination wedding at, including Priyanka Chopra and Nick Jonas. Furthermore, staying in this luxurious palace is a blessing itself as it allows you to soak into the fascinating bygone times through its praiseworthy architecture and exemplary services.
- City Palace, Jaipur
Where most parts of Rajasthan are known for their vibrant culture and towering forts, royalty is observed in their palaces and Havelis. City Palace is one of those sites where you can witness the lifestyle of royal families as they still reside here.
A part of this gigantic palace has been turned into a museum hence is entirely dedicated for tourists. The premises are incorporated with breathtaking gardens and a vast range of courtyard where a number of tourists visit to see the aspects of regal life. The place is also perfect for hosting destination weddings. Little did you know its dream for many to have their marriage rituals at this dreamy palace.
- Chittorgarh Fort, Chittorgarh
There may be mesmerizing monuments scattered across the state but there is something different about Chittorgarh. In fact, Chittorgarh fort is one of the most admired UNESCO’s world heritage sites. Besides, being the largest fort of the country, every corner of the place contains victorious stories of valour and pride.
Furthermore, many rulers and kings have fought for this fort while queens and other women have committed self-immolation (Jauhar) which makes the palace even more special. Therefore, these historical events, preserved in the fort, familiarise you with the lives of great rulers and their sacrifices.
- Ranthambore, Madhopur
Isolated in dense forest, Ranthambore used to be a place of leisure for the rajas and their families. Apart from the fort, which comes under UNESCO’s Hill Forts of Rajasthan, people love to see the wildfire surrounding the premises.
This forest was once the hunting spot for kings and their guests. Today, even though, hunting is forbidden due to the preservation of animals, you can still observe the wildlife with enthusiasm. Moreover, if you are lucky enough, you may witness the famous Ranthambore tiger or leopard.
- Sujan Rajmahal Palace, Jaipur
Sujan Rajmahal is one of the treasured palaces of the ‘pink city’ which gives you a chance to experience a kingly life. Secluded from the city, the property celebrates powerful history amidst verdant gardens.
The palace, comprising of 14 royal rooms, suites and apartments, has hosted Queen Elizabeth II and other members of British Royal Family. From the past 250 years, it has been symbolizing history continuously and having a stay in the palace is the best chance to be part of royal hospitality.
- Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
Mehrangarh Fort is praised as the most preserved fort of the country where people from across the world pay visit only to be left spellbound. Standing proudly on a four hundred feet tall cliff of the blue city, the applaudable work of Mehrangarh shines brightly in the sun.
The fort is spread in an area of 5 km and is made of red sandstones which make the building look invincible. Once here you are sure to get flabbergasted with its commendable architecture and brave stories that are kept enclosed within the walls of the palace.
Rajasthan is a spirited place where people welcome you with warmth. Where one side of the state is known for its colourful tradition and natural allurement, there is another side which gives you a chance to live a princely life. This cultural beauty attracts people from far distances who visit the state to witness its diversity and richness. So, do not forget to experience the royalty if you are planning to visit Rajasthan.